Southern California just went through a major torrential rainstorm. Although the relief from our drought is welcome, this storm weather caused a large amount of damage, with heavy street flooding and emergency services working overtime to rescue people trapped on roads and to fix the numerous downed power lines. (More than 116,000 customers lost electrical power.) Many flights in and out of the major airports were cancelled. Some places in Los Angeles County even had mandatory evacuations.
In others words, for Southern California, this is about as close to a tropical hurricane as we can experience!
We hope that you made it through the storm in relative security and that all of your family is safe. But you may not realize some of the damage that heavy rainfall like this can cause to your drainage system. With the storm finished, it’s a wise idea to check on your drains.